We're looking forward to company from San Jose visiting tomorrow so we went about preparing for their arrival. Martin's been so busy working on other projects, the lawn was getting pretty scraggly. We asked him to weed whack and mow it today. It looks so much better. Kevin caught two fish first thing this morning and I cleaned, gutted and filleted them to make Ceviche. Ceviche is fast becoming one of my favourite dishes, but it takes quite some time to prepare (especially if you're a novice at the filleting process like I am... boy, do I ever need more practice! Thank goodness Ceviche requires the fish to be cut into little pieces... my one saving grace). Then I diced and spliced carrots, onions, cilantro, cucumber, tomatoes... not to mention squeezed 12 lemons. So worth it, but a lot of prep work, which is better to do the day before so I don't stress tomorrow morning. I also cleaned the house and then went out with Kevin to get some errands done. I went to a Copey Learning Center board meeting... rushed home to feed the Trevorettes and put the Bettys to bed. I made two pizzas for dinner while I cooking some spuds for the potato salad I'll be serving with lunch and then made banana bread. I just wanted to do as much today as possible so I can enjoy spending time with our special guests tomorrow. I say special because when we first visited Costa Rica in September 2011, Sister Gladys and her sister Gloria, who also happens to be a Sister, were our gracious hosts for the first two days that we were here. We were introduced to them through one of Kevin's friends back in Canada. Sister Gladys has a friend, Jorge, who drives her around town. He drove us around town a lot too, so we became fast friends. He speaks just a little English. Sister Gladys and Sister Gloria only speak Spanish, so we have our work cut out for us... somehow we manage to communicate and look forward to seeing them all again.
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My husband, Kevin, and I are from Burlington, Ontario, Canada. We decided to leave the cold winters of the Great White North and the hustle and bustle of our busy lives to reinvent ourselves in the beautiful mountains of Costa Rica. The planning stage started in June 2011 and we embarked on our new adventure on August 23, 2012. Welcome to our journey... enjoy the ride.
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